Lineup Revealed For Dropkick Murphys’ September Shows At Boston’s Fenway Park

July 27, 2011
imgThe complete band lineup has been revealed for the September 8 and 9 Dropkick Murphys shows at Fenway with special guests the Mighty Mighty Bosstones at Boston’s Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox.
For both shows, the main stage will feature headliners Dropkick Murphys, special guests the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, as well as Street Dogs. The side stage will be headlined by Chuck Ragan and will include performances from The Parkington Sisters and Old Brigade.

As previously announced, 18,000 tickets for the Fenway Park shows sold out in just 45 minutes. A portion of the proceeds from the two Dropkick Murphys at Fenway with Special Guests The Mighty Mighty Bosstones shows will benefit the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund--which helps support families of victims of 9/11 throughout the state—as well as the band’s charity The Claddagh Fund.
Immediately following the Boston shows, Dropkick Murphys will launch their first annual Shamrock-N-Roll Festival. The touring festival will feature Dropkick Murphys, Street Dogs, Chuck Ragan, The Mahones, The Parkington Sisters and local bands, as well as additional yet-to-be-announced national acts performing on two alternating stages. A boxing demonstration and signing with special guest, renowned boxer “Irish” Micky Ward (The Fighter), will also be featured at the family friendly, all-ages festival.
In October, DKM head west for a handful of shows with openers Swingin’ Utters before departing for a weeklong run of newly announced Australian tour dates with Lucero opening. (See below for full tour itinerary.)
Dropkick Murphys--Al Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, whistle, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, vocals), James Lynch (guitar, vocals), and Scruffy Wallace (bagpipes)--are touring in support of their Going Out In Style CD (Born & Bred Records/ILG), which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200, marking the group’s highest chart debut to date.
The current Dropkick Murphys tour dates are as follows:
Date                                        City                                          Venue
Wednesday, July 27               Sayreville, NJ                          Starland Ballroom
Thursday, July 28                    Montclair, NJ                           Wellmont Theatre
Friday, July 29                         Essex Junction, VT                 Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley
Expo Center  
Saturday, July 30                    Syracuse, NY                          Krockathon (NYS Fairgrounds)
Monday, August 1                   St. John’s, NL                          George Street Festival
Wednesday, August 3             Halifax, NS                              Multipurpose Centre
Thursday, August 4                 Moncton, NB                           Oxygen Nightclub
Friday, August 5                      Montreal, QC                           Metropolis
Saturday, August 6                 Collingwood, ON                     Wakestock
(Millennium Park, Collingwood Harbour)                                                         
Friday, August 12                    Püttlingen, Germany               Rocco Del Schlacko
Saturday, August 13               Eschwege, Germany              Open Flair
Sunday, August 14                  Rothenburg, Germany            Taubertal
Friday, August 19                    St. Pölten, Austria                   Frequency Festival
Saturday, August 20               Lüdinghausen, Germany        Area 4
Sunday, August 21                  Großpösna, Germany             Highfield
Dropkick Murphys at Fenway with Special Guests The Mighty Mighty Bosstones:

Thursday, September 8          Boston, MA                              Fenway Park
Friday, September 9               Boston, MA                              Fenway Park
Dropkick Murphys Shamrock-N-Roll Festival:
Saturday, September 10         Bangor, ME                             Bangor Waterfront
Sunday, September 11           Altamont, NY                           Altamont Fairgrounds
Monday, September 12           Pittsburgh, PA                         Trib Total Media Amphitheatre
Tuesday, September 13         Columbus, OH                        LC Pavilion
Thursday, September 15        Portsmouth, VA                       nTelos Wireless Pavilion
Saturday, September 17         Rochester, NY                        Main Street Armory
Sunday, September 18           Philadelphia, PA                      Electric Factory Lot
Tuesday, October 11              San Diego, CA                        House Of Blues
Wednesday, October 12        San Diego, CA                        House Of Blues
Friday, October 14                  Las Vegas, NV                        Hard Rock Casino
Saturday, October 15             Los Angeles, CA                  The Palladium                                                                                               
Australian Tour Dates with Lucero:
Wednesday, October 19        Brisbane, QLD                        Tivoli Theatre
Thursday, October 20             Sydney, NSW                         Enmore Theatre
Friday, October 21                  Newcastle, NSW                    Panthers
Saturday, October 22             Adelaide, SA                            Thebarton Theatre
Sunday, October 23                Perth, WA                               Metro City
Tuesday, October 25              Melbourne, VIC                        Forum Theatre
Wednesday, February 8         Liverpool, UK                           O2 Academy
Friday, February 10                 London, UK                             The Roundhouse
Saturday, February 11            Glasgow, Scotland                  Barrowlands
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